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Adult and community learning in South Wales: a policy and practice perspective

Saunders, Danny and Hodgson, Lesley and Furlong, Cerys, ESCalate (Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy), corp creator. (2010) Adult and community learning in South Wales: a policy and practice perspective. [ Discussions in education series ]

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Abstract

This publication is part of the ESCalate discussions in education series by Danny Saunders, Lesley Hodgson and Cerys Furlong. It describes policy and practice around Adult and Community Learning (ACL) and the successes that can be achieved by universities when they engage fully with their communities as part of their 'third mission' of public service. It review the claims for educational, health and social benefits to individuals, universities and local communities and we draw on a few case study illustrations from the GATES project in Merthyr Tydfil, a town located at the top of one of the South East Wales Valleys. It then explores contexts in Wales where policy and practice are being developed. Coordinated development of ACL can deliver significant benefits to all stakeholders when universities become fully participating members of the communities to which they belong. It is available as a PDF download of some 76 pages, with English and Welsh versions.

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: ESCalate
Series Name: Discussions in education series
Additional Information: Some content has been redacted due to third party rights or other legal issues and is labelled as such in the document.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Educational policy ,Widening participation,Practice education,Mature students ,Institutional role
Depositing User: escalate
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2015 14:00
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/12978
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